CANNON BEACH doesnâ€™t just celebrate Earth Day; it celebrates TWELVE DAYS OF EARTH DAY with a series of environmental programs and activities April 13-24. Events and activities start on April 13 when elementary school children participate in activities on the beach to welcome back the Tufted Puffins that arrive annually at the beginning of April to nest on Haystack Rock.
Many speakers are featured throughout the 12 days. Author and environmental photographer GARY BRAASCH will speak at the Cannon Beach Community Hall on April 16. Braaschâ€™s book, Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World was named one of the 50 Best Environmental Books and Media by Vanity Fair.
A screening of the film POLITICS OF SAND, chronicling the efforts to keep Oregonâ€™s ocean beaches public will be presented April 20. The Haystack Rock Awareness Program will present several beach programs over the 12 days. Other events range from yoga classes to arts shows, native tree plantings and a community potluck dinner following the annual Gaylord Nelson Award Ceremony which honors a member of the community for environmental efforts.